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We are the village it takes to produce the highest caliber musicians, for whom music is language, memory, community, social force, and mover of humanity. Here are the latest stories about our students, faculty, and alumni from all areas of NEC life—our College, Preparatory School, and School of Continuing Education.

Soprano So Young Park models her Queen of the Night costume backstage during The Magic Flute at the Met Featured

Q&A: So Young Park makes her Met debut

Alumna So Young Park sang the Queen of the Night at the Metropolitan Opera in Julie Taymor's beloved production of The Magic Flute.
Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien Featured

Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Northwest

Chien is an alumna of NEC's BM, MM, and DMA programs as well as NEC's Preparatory School. Kim teaches violin at New England Conservatory in both the College and the Preparatory School.
Ran Blake with student pianist Matthew Thomson Featured

Photos: The Music of Ran Blake

NEC's Jazz Orchestra dedicated a December Jordan Hall concert to the celebration of composer and pianist Ran Blake, who has shaped NEC in pivotal ways over his 45 years at the conservatory.

NEC sopranos honored at Met Regional Auditions

Erica Petrocelli '14, '16 MM, '18 AD finished in First Place, Brooke Dircks '17, '19 MM won Encouragement Award

Philharmonia & the NFL

NEC Philharmonia featured in pre-game teaser with John Malkovich in Jordan Hall.

NEC welcomes alumna HaeSun Paik to Piano faculty

Prizewinning pianist HaeSun Paik joins NEC's Piano faculty in Fall 2018

NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.

Nicholas Cords Joins NEC Viola Faculty

Co-Artistic Director of Silkroad and founding member of Brooklyn Rider will arrive on campus Fall semester of 2018

NEC150: Concert Honors Gunther Schuller’s Legacy

NEC’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of Gunther Schuller compositions on Friday, November 17th.
Matana standing in a vest and skirt in a room with students

“Stand Creatively in Defiance:” Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. Returns for Residency

Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. coaches, conducts, & performs during October residency

A Well-Tempered Reinvention

Borromeo String Quartet records first violinist Nicholas Kitchen's arrangement of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One.

Scrupulously Prepared for Slatkin

Visiting conductor Leonard Slatkin found an NEC orchestra who were “nearly the equals of their counterparts across the street at Symphony Hall.”

Americans in Trondheim

As sole quartet representing the U.S. at Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, NEC's Omer Quartet took second prize.
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